On our shore he never set it

Figure of speech. Professor MacHugh says that "The Roman, like the Englishman who follows in his footsteps, brought to every new shore on which he set his foot (on our shore he never set it) only his cloacal obsession." His observation that conquering Roman armies never came to Ireland (though English ones certainly did) is not merely contained within parentheses. Its syntax fulfills the rhetorical concept of parenthesis––inserting into a sentence a thought that interrupts its grammatical flow.

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